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minister netanyahu has suggested he wants more of a clear red line from the united states. what's your red line with iran? >> my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon. iran is a nuclear nation, is unacceptable to the united states of america. >> president obama said exactly the same thing. he said it's unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. your red line is the same as his. >> i laid out what i would do to keep iran from reaching that red line. crippling sanctions need to be put in place. when dissidents took to the streets of tehran, the president was silent. in addition, i think ahmadinejad should have been indicted for incitation to genocide. >> but your red line going forward is the same? >> and recognize that when one says that it's unacceptable to the united states of america, that that means what it says. >> you mentioned president obama's likability. we had a poll question this week, asking who would you rather have dinner with. right now, president obama is beating you by about 19 points on that. try and convince people that they're wrong. bring us inside. what w
of the morning. >> angela, thank you. the united states is responding to deadly attacks and u.s. embassies that killed an ambassador and three americans. this morning, to u.s. detroit -- destroyers are headed towards the libyan coast. >> this is a mid more violence at embassies in libya and egypt. we get the latest. >> u.s. flags flew at half staff at the white house and the capitol as the nation mourned. a group of heavily armed madeleine -- militants launched a attack at a u.s. complex in benghazi, pelting it with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades. they fill the safe room with smoke and drive at least one person in it with the roof. in the end, four died, including chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, who helped save benghazi during last year cost revolution. he is the first u.s. ambassador to be killed since 1979. a lifelong friend opened up about the loss. >> i lost somebody who unconditionally loved just about everybody. what the world lost was a great diplomat who was interested in peace and humanity, who really understood the culture of the middle east. >> a senior staff
he's cooperating with the united states. he sails more arrests will follow. meanwhile, two u.s. destroyers have been positioned off the coast of libya and an elite team of 50 u.s. marines has arrived here to guard the u.s. embassy and to assess security. nonessential personnel have been evacuated to germany. the mood here on the streets, calm but tense. people here coming up to us, saying, please tell the people in america we are so sorry. now, let's turn to my colleague, martha raddatz, with more on what we are learning about security that night. >> reporter: jeffrey, this new view of the consulate where that five-hour attack raged shows few signs of security before the attack. the small guard shack just inside the compound easily breached. cutting a clear path to the main building where two americans were killed, while two others were in the house used as a safe haven. it's where some of the employees had taken refuge during the attack. we now know that inside that battle, a former navy s.e.a.l. >> we did evaluate the threat stream and determined that the security was appro
thunited states. >> in the united states we have a different set of worries we are seeing warnings from big american companies about their future earnings. we ended the third quarter and already we heard from fedex, caterpillar, big global companies that are citing europe. caterpillar is citing china, as well. what are you expecting out of the earnings period that we will see in the next couple of weeks? >> there is a slow down in the global economy. off recession in europe and a slowdown in china which is momo significant t than the chinese p numbers suggest. that is rippling to countries lilike korea, iwan and japan. that is affectcting the glal economy. big global companies are hurt by that. more domestically-focused cocompanies in the united state ought to do better. >> what about the fiscal cliff. it doesn't look like anything will happen until after the elections. we have the tax cuts expiring, spending programs expiring. a lot of people think it will lead to a recession in 2013. how do you think this gets resolved, an what subpoena the impact? >> i wish we had better elections in thi
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked to an anti-muslim fil
" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york, he's at the united nation. also abc's barbara walters will be here because she spoke with the president and mrs. obama but first, abc white house correspondent jake tapper at the united nations with what happened there. jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. today's political back and forth represents the highest of stakes with president obama coming to the united nations meeting with leaders for the annual meeting of the general assembly. as president obama arrived in new york city today, mitt romney is focused on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether the recent events in the islam world gave the president pause about the arab spring movement. the president said no. >> i'm sure there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: in pueblo, colorado the the republican nominee down played the president. >> he said the phelps in the middle east were bumps in the road. yeah, th
in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in p
. they say they want good relations with the united states. but what's happening here is deliberate provocation, at a transitional time. so, while this film came out, and was kind of hidden in the internet, blogosphere for a while, until it got an arabic subtitle, an arabic soundtrack. then it became prominent. and local imams started to whip up the fervor again. >> and they don't have the same kind of control. >> they do and they don't. there's police out there and still standing. in libya, it's slightly more chaotic, still, in terms of bringing militants in and arrange the full security process there. but this is something that really has to be watched as we go forward because there is a transition. and by and large, it's pro-american in that region. >> christiane amanpour, thank you very much. >>> george, let's get to the other story breaking overnight. record rains and flash flooding in the southwest. homes have been evacuated. dozens of people have been had to be rescued from the roofs of their cars. ginger zee is watching it all. >> the one behind me from las vegas. that's veg
the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >> in the health conscious supersize me era, it's common knowledge that fast food can be bad for your health and your waistline, but today, bad news for those who believe ka lotter ignorance is bliss, as mcdonald's announces that calorie counts are going to be posted on their menus nationwide. so, abc's dan harris decided to hit the golden arches and see how a little menu math might change the way americans chow down. >> reporter: americans spend $100 billion a year on fast food. we consume three burgers a week on average. so, will we start making healthier choices once mcdonald's starts posting how many calories are in its meals, as they've just announced they will do beginning next week? this put us in the mood to do an experiment. step one, i'm going to go in this mcdonald's
, certainly, in the united states, that i'm aware of. >> reporter: so far, eight people have come down with the hantavirus. three of them have died in states as far flung as california, pennsylvania and west virginia. and there could be more cases as far away as france. the main outbreak traced to the popular curry village campsite, where rhodens burroed into tents. now, a second site. warnings like these went out to 10,000 people who visited curry village since june. late this week, notices went out to an additional 19 visitors at tuolome visitors. 29,000 park visitors in all, all being warned about the hantavirus symptoms. they include fever, fatigue, and chills at first. they give way to coughing, breathing problems as the lungs filled with fluid. >> i had a mouse run across my head. scared me pretty good. >> the only way for someone to contract hantavirus, is to breathe in particles of mouse feces and fluid. >> reporter: it's easy to think the initial symptoms are a common flu. while there's no cure, early detection, as well as supervision, when a life is on the line. >>> new worri
, the president of the united states. >> guiltiest pleasure? >> i suppose it's "sportscenter." and my wife thinks it's a sickness. >> reporter: disease or delight -- 50,000 editions later, it would seem they're both right. for this is "sportscenter." josh elliott, abc news, new york.
is ticking in the united states on the fiscal clififf, which you are very, ve concerned about. the expiration of the bush tax cuts, how do you view this playing out, and what are the implications for the market? >> you know, i think it is very important. last week, thee point when the investor attentition really stas to focus on this when it is in europe. so it is a big deal, the fiscal cliff, 4% of gdp, secondly, it would hit at a team when it is the consumer's week of the it represents a big danger to the ecomy, the challenge is it is not discounted into the price. in other words, wewe're all talking about it. i have met verfew investors who believe it will happen. and if we move to an environment where it is likely, it could create volatility in the market. >>> so how do you invest against that kind of back drop? where would you put money to work right now? >> i think there are a couple of things that investors can do. one thing is the people that have the flexibility, right no the options in the market, that islow. youu bu insurance for the portfolio that will hopefully mitigate the impa
her judge return her 3-year-old and 5-year-old children to the united states, rather than remain in france with her ex. we'll talk to her in an exclusive interview in a moment. first, the latest from tanya rivero. >> reporter: actress kelly rutherford back to work in new york, on the set of "gossip girl." after the devastating custody ruling, keeping her children away. on the show, she plays a posh and polished mom, that rarely loses her cool. but behind the scenes, the three-year fight with her ex-husband, daniel giersch, over custody of their two children, ages 3 and 5, is reportedly crushing her. on tuesday, a judge ordered the children remain in france with their father, who they've been visiting over the summer. friday, rutherford asked the judge for a stay, which would have brought the kids back to new york while she appeals. but the stay was denied, destroying her last hope of getting the children back before school. giersch is a european citizen, who can no longer enter the u.s. since his visa was revoked. the judge ruled in order to maintain a 50/50 care taking split, th
this with the presidents of the united states. and see them age. just over four years, maybe eight years. >> look like different men when their term is over. that's for sure. ever see how gray, president obama has gotten. difference between '08 and now. staggering. will look like george washington if he gets back in office. coming up next, the medical study could be a game changer for pro football. >> grade school glamour shots. you heard us right. parents posing their kids in elaborate back to school photos. what's be hind the trend? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is
in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. there is no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike, enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start thisis figh. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores. a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. the mayor believes the new measure will help turn around the district's staggering statistics. >> it is about ensuring over a period of time we have a
protests over an anti-islamic film made in the united states. now this from tahman bradley. >> a controversial film is be igniting violence against the u.s. embassies in. two state department employees i when aled in benghaz large mob attacked and set fire u.s. consulate, firing weapons and grenades and libyan security forces. cairo, egypt, anti-american scaled the walls embassy if, pulled down an american flag and ripped itto shreds before replacing flag. black >> we are working with egyptian orderty to try to restore the embassy and to work with them to try to get the situation under control. >> protestors in both countries about a moviengry believed to be made in america say insults' the profit mohammed. secretary of state clinton strongly condemned the attack in , setting this kind of violence can never be justified. secretary clinton said the u.s. efforts any intentional to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. promotedovie is being likes of a florida pastor burns arry jones, who in 2010. he said the movie shows the district of ideology of islam. u.s. embassies th
united kingdom the united states. >> what is it about this band with so many people? n thatis a phenomeno defies explanation. three generations are in love with beatles' music. a 12 year-old is exposed to for the first time and it is almost the same way it was 12 years old. >> is not just music this weekend. have speakers who are the history of the beatles. have guitars that george harrison used. we have the original beatles drum said from the eds sullivan show. a lot of memorabilia and a lot artists. appreciate -- >> we appreciate the time you have given us. of the proceeds will be from victims -- going to the hurricane and local victims of house fires. tickets go from $12 to up to if you want a more inclusive package. die-hard fans want to be here for every minute of this. you can find out more wjla.com -- att wjla.com. >> it looks like he is looking for some sunshine out there. our beacha check of forecast. ?ave >> here comes the sun. what they want to be singing. you can see a lot of folks out the beach and on the boardwalk taking advantage of this last long weekend of .ummer look at
that a candidate for the president of united states would go behind doors to wealthy donors that say americans are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. president obama had his own moment caught on tape at a fund-raiser. in which he said some voters cling to their guns and religion. >> it's not surprising to me that they get bitter. >> reporter: four years later, it's romney explaining his own words, just as the campaign was looking to reboot, after their convention gave them no bounce. and with the president leading in many key battleground states. david muir, abc news, new york. >> the buzz on this story is expected to grow with the release of more video clips. but we're unlikely to see romney today, as he has no public events on his schedule. >>> the other major story we're following is unfolding in afghanistan this morning. the deadliest attacks so far to avenge that american-made film insulting the prophet muhammad. a suicide bomber driving a car filled with explosives, slammed into a minivan with foreign aid workers traveling to kabul's airport. a military islamic gr
the united states. this border crossing at eagle pass, texas is on alert and residents of the sleepy border city have been warned to call police if they see strangers. mexican prosecutors say the escapees, including many members of violent drug cartels, dug a tunnel through the prison's workshop. while a great escape through a tunnel may remind you of the "shawshank redemption," in this case it wasn't just one escapee. all 129 squeezed one by one through an opening a few feet wide. they used ropes and electric cables to full them suches to the guard tower where they tied up the guard. next they cut the chain link fence that stood between them and freedom and ran for it. authorities think the tunnel had been around a few months and doubt the inmates dug it without anyone knowing. in fact, police have detained the prison director and a dozen guards suspecting this escape was an "inside job." tonight, mexican special forces working to put the escapees back there. ryan owen, abc news, dallas. >>> now we have late news to report from chicago. the teachers who have been on strike for more than a
of the united states, barack obama. >> reporter: now that democrats have officially nominated the president for second term, tonight, he must sell voters on his plan for the next four years. but he won't do it at the open-air bank of america stadium. the obama camp is moving his speech indoors to this smaller venue because of possible thunderstorms. and the obama campaign insists this change of venue is not because of lack of enthusiasm. because they say they had to turn away tens of thousands of supporters for tonight. rob and paula, back to you. >> brandi, last night, the former president went chapter and verse, through so many of the talking points we heard in tampa. the bailout, medicare, the debt. point by point. has mitt romney had any response yet to the speech? >> reporter: the romney campaign immediately responded. and they say they believed that clinton was highlighting obama's failures. that clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and the current president. they pointed out that clinton balanced the budget and he worked across the aisle. and he said he left america in a bet
that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. >> reporter: he even threw a few punches at mitt romney over foreign policy. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: vice president joe biden also laid out plenty of attacks, while defending the president. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> reporter: the night was full of celebrities, performances, and tears, as former congresswoman gabby giffords delivered the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. >> reporter: at the end of the night, the president hit home his same message from 2008. >> if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you, tonight, for your vote. >> reporter: you can see the party is now over. but the campaign continues. both the obamas and bidens are going to be traveling to new hampshire this afternoon to campaign. and it comes on
made in the united states. a pakistani television reporter said his driver was killed this morning when police opened fire disperse people protesting the film. president obama says extremists the video as an excuse to assault u.s. interests overseas. secretary of state hillary clinton faced questions from congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that attack killed four americans including the ambassador to libya. republicans have accused the miss leading the protest and failing to see them as a terrorist acts. an actress who appeared in the movie says she will getinue her fight to youtube to remove the trailer. a judge denied cindy lee garcia's request to order the be removed. she says she has received death e the collapse appeared on youtube. gs-5 a lawsuit against the filmmaker. the war in afghanistan, u.s. troops surged is over. u.s. officials confirmed the the service forces have left the battlefield and the country. thousands of american troops and in many ways in harm's way. now this story. >> defense secretary leon panetta calls it an important mileston
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-- >> no, it is absolutely true. it take is a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of de
a turnaround. we got a campaign that's tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: that's what romney says. while he seizes on the president's line that he can't change washington from the inside, the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense battleground schedule. colorado tonight. bus tour in ohio. campaigning in virginia. romney doesn't lead in any battleground states. but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. not surprisingly the president hoping to block any momentum made a saturday visit. picking up a milwaukee, and hitting a couple of fund-raisers. even though he won this state by 14 points, the president admits this year is harder in wisconsin. where the president went after romney's comments that 47% of americans are victims. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses, or rich or poor, or 53% or 47%, i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about when he's out on the campaign trial. romney's 47% comment. by
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these united states of america. >>> and so, now the big question is what does the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire. abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this. >> reporter: lama mentioned already, that more reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to the leaders there. saying it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big things you'll see. the president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. >> since this jump, the crisis had a real political overtone. how is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? >> reporter: you know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. he's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. some of his national security credibility is on the
. >> the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> reporter: president obama came to the charlotte arena with several key points he wanted to convey. including that things were different from the jubilance of four years ago. >> times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> reporter: he said there remained much work to do. but the country is on the right track. >> we're getting back to basics. and doing what america's always done best. we are making things again. >> reporter: he jeeringly, sneeringly, suggested mitt romney is not up to being commander in chief. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy in beijing, when you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: and that romney's economic proposals would be a disaster for the middle-class. >> what did bill clinton call it? you do the arithmetic. >> reporter: he saved the soaring orrty for the end of his speech. >> i never said this would be easy. yes, our path is harder. but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer. but we travel it together. we don
with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims that want handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in colorado, then ohio and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's a nonideological person running an extremely ideological age, and he's faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted comments like this from ann romney a few days ago. >> stop it this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and that provided par
-muslim movie produced in the united states. >>> and a scare for the u.s. ambassador to china. his cadillac was surrounded by a mob throwing bottles, outside the embassy in beijing. they were protesting japan's claim to a chain of disputed islands off the coast. guards had to run to surround the ambassador's car and escort him to safety. >>> and schools are back open in chicago this morning for the first time in more than a week. union members voted to end their strike, even though their new contract had not yet been ratified. both sides compromised. the school day will be longer. but teachers will get a 17% raise over the next four years. and they'll be evaluated in part on their students' test scores. >>> and a wake-up call about america's expanding waistline and rising health care costs. a new report estimates by 2030, more than a dozen states will have obesity rates over 60%. that means six in ten people will be roughly 30 pounds or more over their desired weight. >>> and an intriguing scrap of paper, smaller than a business card, is re-igniting an age-old religious debate, did jesus ha
to strike in the united states. they didn't do enough. in the sense, this book is a warning document. we're right back in the problem. and this can affect everyone in a very serious way. >> but as you know, a lot of your critics have said, the president was facing an implacable foe. the republicans on a crusade. what should voters take away? we're only 56 days away. you studied this for a couple of years. what should voters take away going to the polls? >> they can look at it. people have read it the other way and said, the republicans are a brick wall, which they are. and it's really hard to get around them. but you know, world war ii was hard to win. but president roosevelt made sure that we won it. and that's what presidents are there for. and it depends on how high you're going to raise the bar and what your level of expectation is. and i think the public should have the highest expectation of their leaders. >> bob woodward, "the price of politics" goes on sale today. amy? >> george, thank you. >>> now, to the stunning survival story. a 19-year-old fisherman stranded at sea over a da
of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. romney held an impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes in what i described as a government centered society. it's not elegantly stated. let me put it that way. i am speaking off the cuff in response to a question. and i am sure i could state it more clearly in a more effective way. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news, washington. >> i suspect he will be stating it in more different ways for days to come. >> exactly. i am troubled by the fact that if you are elected president, you do have to make -- remarks that are, off the cuff, you have to be pretty diplomatic, you have meetings with heads of state. >> sure. >> and you have to choose your words carefully. so, i think in today's age when you know everything is being videotaped, to sort of say something like that, even to private, private group, private donors, and basically writing off 50% of the country, you intend to lead. it is very troubling a
this particular fire has been tough to fight. it's been tough for the west coast of the united states. >>> also this morning, brand-new details on the shocking case about the u.s. open tennis umpire, charged with murdering her husband. her daughter speaking out this morning. why she says the allegations are, and i quote, insane. >> all that coming up. >>> but we do begin on the gulf coast. so many areas still under water, almost a week after hurricane isaac tore through the region. president obama broke off the campaign trail to visit one of the hardest-hit areas of louisiana. and ryan owens brings us the latest this morning. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. as you well know, the presidential visit in the face of a natural disaster, that's become part of a tradition. the president was here to shake some hands and offer some more federal assistance. the commander in chief as consoler in chief. >> how are you all doing? >> better now. >> i know it's a mess. but just wanted to come by and let you know, we know about you guys. >> reporter: president obama met with victims of h
. >>> and on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the united states is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of toxins. the government is about to announce that about 50 types of cancers will be compensated by a fund. >>> and now there's outrage on the new costs at the memorial center. the new estimate finds it will cost roughly $60 million a year to operate. local officials are now appealing for more government subsidies. >>> and new numbers out this morning, show that president obama is taking a small lead over mitt romney in the race for president. and also in the race for cash, $114 million in august, surpassing romney for the first time since last spring. the president taking a day off the campaign trail today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. on sunday, romney said there are elements of the president's health caree law that he would keep. he also claims from the white house that he's changed his position. >>> also, fire crews in central washington state are battling dozens of wildfires sparked by
point out, the president of the united states will be here this afternoon visiting with some of isaac's victims. sam? >> always important to make the trip down, especially when folks have had a tough time from a storm like this. one of the most -- i think important moments of the storm. ginger zee is live beside us. not just the flooding. we expected that. we expected the winds. but 44 tornadoes from the system as it moved up through america's heartland. that was an incredible number. >> we don't usually see that many. it's all weekend and continues the severe weather threat. you believe we're stil talking about this guy. it's not isaac anymore. not remnants or leftovers. it means a whole lot of rain in a whole lot of places from the carolinas through atlanta, birmingham today. one to two inches. tomorrow, here's where it gets interesting. everybody is going back to school and work. you get two to three inches from north of philadelphia to boston. i have to leave you with the severe threat today in the south. atlanta, you're included in there. back to sam and lara. >> unbelievable thi
in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association told her she needed to slim done and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so than a specific number for my weight. so she paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and one of the finals. >> the reality there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis. if-up look at lindsay davenport, serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes, who achieved greatness. >> patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development tells abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply suggest she'd take a pass after she struggled with her game earlier this summer. no one tournament is bigger than a player's career, especially when
nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: still you couldn't help but think, what a difference four years have made. he is so much grayer now. the toll the presidency takes. the youthful aura that still clung to barack obama in 2008 has been burned away by the searing pressures of power. so he spoke tonight as a man of hard and some times builter expeer yens, a survivor. he spoke tonight a man of hard >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. >> reporter: and that's why vice president joe biden went all out too. >> we can now proudly say what you have heard me say the last six months -- osama bin laden is dead, and general motors is alive! >> reporter: the president did something else. he addressed directly the frustrated hopes and mixed feelings about his leadership out across the country. >> now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. >> reporter: this was really the president's biggest challenge, the biggest challenge in his campaign. to overcome the disappointments and doubts among so many americans, who vote
the united states. pop sensation, olly murs, invading times square this morning. he's been burning up the charts with his hit, "heart skips a beat." his new album, "right place, right time" is out in december. he's going to perform. but first, let's catch up with olly. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> you started singing karaoke. you got on "x factor." how did you get here? >> i saw the advert on tv. and three years later i did "x-factor" with simon cowell. here i am. thank you for having me. >> simon cowell said this is the easiest yes he had ever given. did you know at that point that you were going to make it? when simon cowell gave you that huge boost of approval? >> i thought he was lying, to be honest. it was amazing. it's every guy's dream or anyone who applies for "x-factor's" dream. >> touring america. what was that like? >> it was a great journey. we did the whole of america in six weeks. it was great to tour and meet with their fans. all of them have been amazing. really good support for me. and they sung all my songs. it's been great. it's been bril
since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: during last year's u.n. conference, president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism he is more focused on campaigning than governing. in his place, secretary of state hillary clinton met with almost 20 world leaders. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad has his turn before the u.n. delegates later today. ahead of his speech, ahmadinejad tells the associated press a new world order needs to emerge. away from american bullying and domination. he says despite international sanctions over its nuclear progm, iran is better off than it was when he took office back in 2005. >> he is known for getting up at the mike saying pretty in -- inflammatory things. you will see some folks walk out when he gets to certain parts of his speech. we have seen this play out before. and the outcry over the nuclear program, he is saying it is an excus
in a state where they're trailing. but president obama will be at the united nations, telling the assembly of leaders that the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. a senior administration official tells abc news this morning in new york city, in front of the united nations, president obama will reiterate the u.s. commitment to preventing iran from iracquiring a nuclear weap. and the u.s. will not shrink to justice, those who harm americans. sensing an opening, mtitt romne has been assailing the president for calling the situation bumps in the road. >> we had an ambassador assassinated. and iran is that much closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: the white house says the president was referring broadly to transformations in the region. >> there's a rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here, to find political advantage. and in this case, that's profoundly offensive. >> reporter: the romney campaign is also posting to a clip online about the president's "60 minutes" interview, about his campaign ad. >> do we see us go
about the presidento former eisenhower. it will be between independence avenue and united states education department. eisenhower family and others -- with theed design. question and answer session place at the national press club at 10:00 a.m. this morning. the national view of the panda cub seems to be doing well. this is a picture of mei xiang. the white spec she is cradling cub, born sunday night. s ais not yet known if she i boy or girl. be named until it old.0 years us get a look at the traffic. >> absolutely. at least we were scared of the heavy rain. we are moving along in the shirlington area on i-395. snooki, a delay approaching landmark on i-395. george washington parkway -- southbound near 123 near the bridge. comeur maryland traffic weund the beltway, and here come. brakes. the college park and to silver spring. 270 near father hurley blvd., slowing. the shaking on the cameras. is the strong winds. it is 25 miles per hour. as transporting in all of the moisture. our character. skies. weather could be severe today. 78 is our high. today. 78 is our high. i'm baracthis
of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch, for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to $200,000 in bonuses given to top campai
with the president of the united states. >> a pretend one on the show. >> pretend one, exactly. what is that like, working around that mine field of unknown? >> it's really fun. our entire cast and crew, we love the material. we love each other so much. it's created a real bond because a lot of our crew members, they've been working in television for 20 years. and they say to me, we haven't read scripts for a tv show we worked on forever. but the material is so exciting, everybody's really invested. >> are you surprised at the hit it's become? >> i'm grateful. i'm really grateful. our fans, i feel so indebted because it's because you guys watch the show that we even get to have a second season. >> well, while you're having an affair with the president on television, in fiction land, in real life, you're campaigning for president obama. is that your first foray into politics? >> i was on the campaign trail in 2008. i've been on the president's council for arts and humanities. >> and spoke at the democratic national convention. were you nervous? >> i think more than anything, i was honored. there's
. mahmoud ahmadinejad makes his last speech to the united nations today, as his second presidential term comes to an end. >>> mitt romney and president obama converge in ohio today, with competing campaign appearances. romney is wrapping up his three-day bus tour of the state. president obama speaking in bowling green and kent. >>> a tornado has ripped through a small illinois town not far from st. louis. it damaged homes and cars and flipped over an 18-wheeler, sending two people to the hospital. >>> looking at today's weather, pleasant in the west, thunderstorms and tornadoes are a threat in the midwest. it's going to be a rainy start in the east, with storms in the late afternoon. >>> before signing a bill that paves the way for self-driving cars -- yes, we said self-driving cars, california governor jerry brown called those science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. >> they're closer to becoming reality than you think. abc's jim avila has taken one for a test drive. >> reporter: you've seen this, cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have neve
must go on. so, overnight, he hit las vegas in battleground state, nevada. he took a moment to honor the four fallen americans. >> as americans, we stand united, all of us, in gratitude for their service. and we are mindful of their sacrifice. >> reporter: this morning, however, many questions remain about insufficient security at those diplomatic posts on the anniversary of 9/11. and u.s. leadership in the region in the wake of the arab spring. after all, the president told telemundo this about egypt, the former stalwart ally. >> i don't think we would consider them an ally. >> reporter: if not, some are asking why the u.s. gives egypt billions of dollars in foreign aid each year. meantime, the republican ticket is sensing a new front in the campaign. hitting the president on foreign policy. >> the administration sent mixed signals to those who attacked our embassy in egypt and mixed signals to the world. >> reporter: but mitt romney is now facing tough questions, too. while the battle in benghazi was still going on, romney attacks the obama administration as disgraceful. saying the
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